The dismemberment of a corpse is comparatively rare in forensic medicine and usually performed with different types of sharp tools. The victim is always the victim of a homicide. Dismemberment usually occurs where the killing took place without prior planning by the perpetrator. We report a case of homicide with post mortem mutilation of the victim's body with previous amputation of right lower limb in which the perpetrator was not identified. At autopsy, several fractures were detected on the cranial vault, and the cause of death was due to skull and brain injuries from multiple blunt force traumas.

Zerbo S., Lanzarone A., Procaccianti P., Ventura Spagnolo E., Argo A. (2018). Homicide with post mortem dismemberment of the victim with previous amputation of right lower limb: Case report and review of the literature. THE MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL, 86(4), 213-215 [10.1177/0025817218775575].

Homicide with post mortem dismemberment of the victim with previous amputation of right lower limb: Case report and review of the literature

Zerbo S.
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Ventura Spagnolo E.;Argo A.
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2018-01-01

Abstract

The dismemberment of a corpse is comparatively rare in forensic medicine and usually performed with different types of sharp tools. The victim is always the victim of a homicide. Dismemberment usually occurs where the killing took place without prior planning by the perpetrator. We report a case of homicide with post mortem mutilation of the victim's body with previous amputation of right lower limb in which the perpetrator was not identified. At autopsy, several fractures were detected on the cranial vault, and the cause of death was due to skull and brain injuries from multiple blunt force traumas.
Zerbo S., Lanzarone A., Procaccianti P., Ventura Spagnolo E., Argo A. (2018). Homicide with post mortem dismemberment of the victim with previous amputation of right lower limb: Case report and review of the literature. THE MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL, 86(4), 213-215 [10.1177/0025817218775575].
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